Organizational history of Manitoba Federation of Agriculture. Women's Committee. Oakville Branch
The Women’s Committee, Manitoba Federation of Agriculture, Oakville Branch, began on February 11, 1915, when a group of women from Oakville and the surrounding district met to discuss the formation of an organization just for women. The result was the first Women’s Auxiliary to the Manitoba Grain Growers’ Association. This arrangement changed in 1918 when the women formed a section separate from the men’s to make it easier to discuss women’s issues. The organization worked to improve their communities and themselves. The members sponsored the Boys and Girls clubs, war work, Red Cross work, and relief of the needy. Two projects taken on were the creation of a library in 1918 and the furnishing and upkeep of a private ward in the Portage la Prairie hospital.